Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass surgery alters the digestive tract by attaching a small stomach pouch to the small intestine. By bypassing part of the intestine, the number of calories your body can absorb is limited, a benefit not provided by a sleeve gastrectomy or the lap bandLEARN MORE ›

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The First Day of the Rest of my Life...- Pleasanton, CA

I consider it an honor to share my story with all of you. I have been heavy all of my life but never really realized just how heavy I was. Confidence was something that I always showed others even while on the inside I was dying... literally. Some say I took the easy way out... I say, Walk a day... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass at 19 - Pittsburgh, PA

I had Gastric Bypass at the age of 19, just over a year out of highschool. The day I went into surgery I weighed almost 350lbs. The smallest I have been since then has been 120lbs. I have gained some weight since then, going between 160-180lbs. Even with some of the complications I've had, I'll... READ MORE

Hi, New Here - Seattle, WA

My surgery is probably going to happen in November, haven't set the date yet. I have read almost every post on here and have found them very useful and inspiring. One question that I have is how you take vitamins, is it liquid or pills? I have been reading as much as possible on many websites... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass Before and After - Lake Charles, LA

I had Gastric Bypass procedure on Oct 21, 2010 in Lake Charles, La at Women and Children's Hospital. My Surgeon was Keith Chung, MD. I was referred to him by Ft Polk Bayne Jones Community Hospital (BJACH) primary care provider. My Highest weight was 276# and my lowest weight after was 157#. I... READ MORE

Before and After Gastrobypass -Meriden, CT

My motivation was to better my health for for my kids.I lost 100 pounds.this has really change my life its has been a blessing now i have a lot of loose skin but I am almost to my goal. I am having a breast reducton on april 12 and 3 month after i am having a tummy tuck and panniculectomy I wish... READ MORE

Need a Change - Augusta, GA

I am just starting my process. This website has been so helpful. I so thankful for sharing your experience. I am so afraid and so hopeful at the same time. My health issues is what made up my mind to get the gastric by pass. I don't want to have to continue taking medication for the rest of... READ MORE

Excellent service - Vacaville, CA

I had Gastric-Bypass and had a lot of extra skin, due to my weight loss (85lbs) I love my great new look and the down time after surgery wasn't so bad, was up moving around after 1 week. Dr. Klink saw me the day after surgery and on a regular basis until I was completely healed. Words cannot... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass with Success and a Smile and Worth Every Mile - Salt Lake City, UT

Well, lets just say this chunky chick is never going back to being a chunky chick-- after having 2 daughters, both C section, i just got bigger and bigger and never could seem to loose weight-- I had tried and exhausted all avenues to weight loss- until i had a very useful gift given to me by my... READ MORE

The Solution, The Answer, and Medical Intervention of the Year! - Washington, DC

I'm no youngster, and I'm certainly no stranger to the medical field! Yes, I'm a medical professional. I'm a Nurse. We are supposed to be the ones on the "other" side of the bed, providing the care, not receiving it! This was an experience of being on the patient's side, being the one... READ MORE

Am I a Good Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery? - New York, NY

Hello everyone! My name is Ashlie and I am a 20 year old college student. I have had problems with my weight since I was about 11 years old. I am currently 232 lbs and wish to go down 100 lbs, or up to whatever I feel comfortable in. I've been wanting this for so long! Is it really worth it? Any... READ MORE

RNY By: John Price at St. Lukes - Kansas City, MO

I've had a pleasureable experiance before, during, and after. I began a 6month preop with a Nutrionist and Excercise Physch and I learned alot on the appropriate food's, portion's during the different stage's along with the best excercise's to prepare me for my new chapter in life.Also Dr. Price... READ MORE

What I Gained from my Weight Loss - Augusta, GA

WHAT HAVE I GAINED FROM MY WEIGHT LOSS EXPERIENCE Before I can tell you what I gained when I lost I have to tell you what I lost when I gained.. I had a good childhood. I was on only child. My dad was in the Air Force and my mom was a housewife. Being a Southern family we had all the fried... READ MORE

Welp....Here I Go....:) - Plainsboro, NJ

I have been overweight all my life. I was always the fat kid in a group. The jolly one if you will. I never let my weight get in the way of anything. My mom was supportive of every endeavor I wanted to do. My weight didn't control me, but I felt it was prohibiting extra stuff in my life.... READ MORE

Smiling for Real - Chritiana, DE

It took me several years to realize that my weight controlled my life and I was smiling to hide my broken desires and dreams. I was a very driven and successful middle school teacher and was very accomplished showing horses and dogs. I did a lot for other people, but not myself.I made the... READ MORE

My Life Has Been Extended! - Dayton, OH

I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 years of age, I was 5'4", 145 pounds. Once I got married and started having children it really kicked in. By the age of 25 I was 200 pounds and continuing to gain, the weight caused me to be hypertensive, hyperlipidemic, hypothyroid and diabetic. After the... READ MORE

WLS Saved My Life In More Than One Way - Akron, OH

My name is Jessica, my personal weight loss surgery journey started on July 12, 2010 when I underwent gastric sleeve weight loss surgery as the first step in “staged” bariatric surgery process. I had my second step surgery, gastric bypass on January 14, 2013. I was too heavy back in 2010, I had... READ MORE

The Weight is Over - Hershey, PA

Having the gastric bypass was the best decision I have ever made. Preparing for surgery with Hershey surgical weight loss clinic was a huge help. Pre-op I have lost 73lbs. A lot of people complain about having to wait 6 month to have the surgery but the 6 month pre op diet and support has played... READ MORE

190 Pounds Ago... - Phoenix, AZ

I’m one of those people that have been obese since middle school. I was always the last to be selected on a team in PE class and avoided social gatherings because I lacked confidence. Over the years I did the typical yo-yo dieting and dieted myself up to 371 pounds by the time I was 43.My c... READ MORE

This is my Story - Honolulu, HI

I had the RNY so that I could be able to have a normal life and be active with my son and present and future grandkids. I was always a thinner child.I started out as 327 my lowest weight was 186. I was happy and I felt great! then July 2011 my son is rushed to the hospital. We thought it was a... READ MORE

Who Da Thunk? - Dallas, TX

As an overweight child, and then an overweight adult, I found it difficult to keep up with the demands that a 12 hour nursing shift placed on my morbidly obese body. After years of yo-yo dieting, and frustrated with feeling like I wasn’t able to give my patients the care they needed, I made t... READ MORE

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